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Amazon is removing books from stock, citing unexplained policies

Welcome to Vox’s weekly book link roundup, a curated selection of the internet’s best writing on books and related subjects. Here’s the best the web has to offer for the week of February 9, 2020. In the wake of the American Dirt controversy, the literary-political group Dignidad Literaria has launched a “death quilt,” a collection […]

Check out the latest books, events at Jervis Public Library

Jervis Public Library, 613 N. Washington St., has 110,000 books; tens of thousands of digital books, audiobooks, movies, comics, and music via the hoopla app; nearly 20,000 digital books and audiobooks via OverDrive’s Libby app; 4,500 DVDs; 6,000 books on CD; nearly 200 magazines and newspapers; and 155 digital magazines. Borrow unique items including fishing […]

Box Office: ‘Sonic’ Races Into Record Books With $68M Debut

Ben Schwartz in ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Paramount and Sega Sonic the Hedgehog earned $57 million over its Fri-Sun opening weekend, besting the $54 million launch of Detective Pikachu to snag the biggest debut ever for a video game-based movie. Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog, starring Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, Jim Carrey and Tika Sumpter, raced to […]

ON BOOKS: Dog lover writes a book to be taken lightly

All dogs go to heaven, according to the 1989 animated fantasy of the same name featuring the voice of Burt Reynolds. Martin Luther believed that; Billy Graham thought that if one’s perfect happiness required one’s dog to be present, then one’s dog would be present in heaven. C.S. Lewis once wrote that he believed “certain […]

Amazon is removing book titles from stock, citing shadowy and unexplained policies

Welcome to Vox’s weekly book link roundup, a curated selection of the internet’s best writing on books and related subjects. Here’s the best the web has to offer for the week of February 9, 2020. In the wake of the American Dirt controversy, the literary-political group Dignidad Literaria has launched a “death quilt,” a collection […]

5 books not to miss: ‘Real Life’ by Brandon Taylor, new Charles Finch mystery ‘The Last Passenger’

In search of something good to read? USA TODAY’s Barbara VanDenburgh scopes out the shelves for this week’s hottest new book releases. 1. “Real Life,” by Brandon Taylor (Riverhead, fiction, on sale Feb. 18) What it’s about: Wallace, an extremely introverted queer black graduate student from Alabama with a history of trauma, is a biochemistry […]

Spinetinglers repair their 10,000th book for Woodland Library

In an increasingly digital world, the printed word still plays a central role in many people’s lives. The Woodland Public Library is an active, busy place and the books it collections take a physical beating, especially older historical books, children’s board books, and larger tomes popular with younger readers. However, a group of people are […]

What books will keep my teenage nephew hooked on reading?

Q: My 19-year-old nephew has rediscovered his love of reading, thanks to David Nicholls. (“I just lolled in One Day!” he texted. Then he was gripped.) Do you have any recommendations to keep young adults like him reading?Sally Lewis, 55, piano, teacher, Cambridge A: Stephanie Merritt, an author, journalist and critic, writes: Your nephew is […]

Books Briefing: Giving Romance a Language

? Find Me, by André Aciman ? Call Me by Your Name, by André Aciman How to fall in love over text “Emergency Contact is a book about how relationships that begin as a collection of pixels can become capital-R Real—in the Velveteen Rabbit sense. It’s also about the vague and slippery rules of communication […]

How Reading Books Helps Your Brain Recharge

Imagine being the founder of not one but two companies dedicated to books and not finding the time to read any. That’s the situation that Hugh McGuire, founder of LibriVox and Pressbooks, found himself in a few years ago. Like many of us, he was battling an onslaught of digital information, and his beloved paperbacks were collecting […]